Sustainable Innovation

Free sustainable product
and innovation support

If you are a service or product manufacturing company – a small or medium-sized business, with less than 250 employees, based in the South East region (Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex) - you may be eligible for up to two days of free consultancy support.

The Centre for Sustainable Design is able to provide free research and advice related to greener product design and development, funding, marketing and commercialisation to eligible small or medium sized enterprises, through the EcoMind project, with EU funding from the INTERREG IVA “2 Seas” Programme. Consultants from The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) have worked to reduce environmental impact multi-nationally in electronics, automotive, engineering, building, finance and marketing services industries in research, development and commercialisation capacities.

Support can help with:

Benefits of CfSD’s approach:


If you are a small or medium-sized business with less than 250 employees and are based in the Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent you are eligible for free attendance at the following events:

Month Year Events Timing Venue
2nd October 2009 SMILE - Casper Gray, Damien Jones and David Parker - As Good as New: Product Design and Remanufacture (ECOMIND) 12.00 - 2.00 UCA, Farnham, Surrey
24th November 2009 Sustainable Building Products & Technologies (ECOMIND) 1.30 - 6.00 Bricks & Bread, Aldershot, Hampshire
26th February 2010 Responsible Design, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (ECOMIND) 12.00 - 3.00 UCA, Farnham, Surrey
15th April 2010 The Eco-innovation Workshop (ECOMIND) 1.00 - 6.00 UCA, Farnham, Surrey
29th June 2010 Eco-retrofit: Implications for Sustainable Building Products & Technologies (ECOMIND) 8.00 - 10.30 Blake Lapthorn, Eastleigh, Hampshire
1st July 2010 Austerity Business - Doing More with Less Through Eco-Innovation (ECOMIND) 2.30 - 5.00 UCA, Farnham, Surrey
31st January 2011 Marketing Your Eco-Products Workshop (ECOMIND) UCA, Farnham, Surrey
9th February 2011 OpenGreen (ECOMIND)   Bricks & Bread, Aldershot, Hampshire
March 16th - 17th 2011 Visit to Rotterdam Promoting Cross-Border Collaboration (ECOMIND) 2 Days Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Case Studies

To discuss your needs please contact:

Tim Woolman, Project Coordinator,
Direct Tel: 01252 892879


Martin Charter, Director,

The Centre for Sustainable Design
University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS UK
Office Tel: 01252 892772
Fax: 01252 892747